Welcome to Trinity Lutheran in Bradenton, FL!

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Faith,
      Thank you for finding us on-line! We are delighted to be engaged in a number of traditional ministries for this time of year – and some new ones! 
      THANKS to everyone who helped the angels fly off our tree this year! Five families - 33 children and parents - will have gifts of toys and clothing because of  your generosity. We also provided baskets of household necessities to each of these families served by Parenting Matters. 
      As we continue to care for our migrant workers through the Beth-El Migrant Farmworkers Ministry in Wimauma, we sponsored a “Hoodie Christmas Drive”.  Men's Hoodies of every color were dropped at the church and we purchased more to add to the donations. THANK YOU for your gifts of clothing and money!
      As we gather for worship on Christmas Eve, whether you join us online or in person, please remember to honor the Baby Jesus’ birth with a gift of diapers for the families served by Healthy Start! We will collect those through January 4th; if you prefer to donate financially, please do and note “Diapers.”
      This Advent season of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love continues to offer opportunities for serving our neighbors and sharing God’s Transforming Love. As we seek to continue our ministry here at Trinity, we are grateful for all your support and prayers. 
      If you are finding yourself challenged in these days, be in touch with us – we have resources to share and rejoice in being able to serve God’s people here.

      Following Jesus with you,
       Pastor Bobbie

Limited In-person Indoor Worship:
Traditional worship, Sundays at 11am, and Contemporary worship, Saturdays at 5:30pm.  As we seek to keep everyone safe during this global pandemic, indoor worship is limited per service, with the following requirements:
1—Pre-registration online OR by phoning the church office for the upcoming week's worship, to secure one of the limited spaces.  To ensure your place in the Sanctuary, RSVP by noon on Friday, January 22nd:

Call 941-747-3081 or Click here to RSVP for Saturday, January 23rd. 

Call 941-747-3081 or Click here to RSVP for Sunday, January 24th. 

We will contact you if the space you reserved is not available.

2—Wear a mask and stay physically distanced for the entirety of the time you are inside the building. If you are physically unable to wear a mask, please come to an outdoor worship or attend worship online.
3—File a COVID Waiver for Worship.  The Rules and Waiver to Attend Indoor Worship are found on the Newsletters & Forms page of this website. Or you may sign a Waiver beforehand in the Church Office or at the church when you first come to indoor worship. 
Outdoor In-person Worship, 9am Sundays!

Join us Sundays for outdoor in-person worship in the Memorial Garden area, either in parked cars or, if you bring a lawn chair, spaced physically distanced in the grass. No advanced reservations are needed. If the lawn area is already full, you can stay in your car and tune into our FM transmitter on your radio. Thanks to all our helpers making this happen! Aside from staying home and watching worship online, this is the safest worship opportunity we can offer you!


Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther shared some still applicable advice when he and his people were dealing with a critical health crisis: "I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence." 

Luther's Works Volume 43 page 132
Our Mission:  Being Neighbor  †  Sharing God’s Transforming Love!


Latest News!

This year's meeting is a “hybrid” event. You may attend online on Zoom, or you may join us outdoors following our 9am worship - either in your car or sitting distanced on the lawn.

To join us on Zoom:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2121403712

Meeting ID: 212 140 3712 

To join by telephone:  312-626-6799  or  646-558-8656

Your financial gifts make it possible for us to continue to serve our neighbors' needs through our numerous ministries.  To send a secure contribution electronically, DONATE HERE.  Thank you for your continuing support.

Book Study:  Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life
By Tish Harrison Warren
Join us for our study to obtain a fresh perspective on where God is showing up in our everyday lives. Vicar Jeanette leads this book study on: Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life by Tish Harrison WarrenYou can find the book on most book-selling sites, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If you need help purchasing the book, please contact the church office by phone or email. Join Vicar Jeanette for this book study, Sundays at 4pm. 

For Sunday, January 24th, please read chapters 5 and 6.

The ZOOM link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85607268677 . 
Meeting ID — 856 0726 8677.

COFFEE HOUR, Sundays, 10-10:50am.  
Come join in for coffee hour on Sundays to connect with others and share in the love of community!   The Meeting ID is 867 7887 8149. The link to Zoom is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86778878149   To call in: 646-558-8656  or  301-715-8592; Meeting ID: 867 7887 8149.

FJT - Following Jesus Together via Zoom: Tuesdays, 2pm and 7pm.
FJT Groups meet over Zoom with Pastor Bobbie or Vicar Jeanette.  Plan to join in.  
The Scripture and discussion questions for Tuesday, January 19th are available here.

There will be two sessions each Tuesday in January:
2pm - Join URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81850412212
The meeting ID is 818 5041 2212.   
7pm - Join URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82404994846 

The meeting ID is 824 0499 4846
To call in for FJT at 2pm OR 7pm: dial 646-558-8656  or  301-715-8592, then enter the meeting ID number shown above and then hit the pound key (#).  Your identity can be any number followed by the pound key (#) again.  [Example: 5#, 545#]

Prayer List updated 1/19/2021

To access the names of those for whom we received prayer requests, use this link.

To add names to this list, please contact the church office at 941-747-3081 or email TrinityLutheranSecretary@gmail.com

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